Broody white leghorn maybe ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by str8m8, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. str8m8

    str8m8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi have a 9 month old leghorn that sits on eggs draws them under her when placed near growls and pecks at me then after a few hours gets off them and runs around squarking for half an hour. is she broody or as broody as leghorn gets? i heard they are useless for hatching chicks.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It happens sometimes. Her behavior now may be 'pre broody'. If she starts staying in the nest box overnight and fulltime during the day, she will then be broody.
     
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  3. str8m8

    str8m8 Out Of The Brooder

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    So it is possible that she will go broody. ive been told leghorns dont go fully broody and wont ever hatch any eggs.i cant find anyone who has had success after 21 days?
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible for any breed of hen to go broody. It is just very rare for Leghorns to go broody.

    You could get a more reliable brood hen if you want to hatch eggs.
     
  5. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bullit, what breed is the rooster in your profile picture? I have a little guy that looks almost exactly like that and I don't know what kind he is. He's a bantam and beautiful!
     
  6. str8m8

    str8m8 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a couple of Australorps at point of lay.they always seem to go clucky for a few months in spring
     
  7. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Smaller bodied, laying breeds tend to not go broody.
    Because they have been bred away from broodiness to egg production.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not my rooster. It is a Single Comb Light Brown Leghorn.
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, very possible. I had a broody leghorn hen, but she was not a good mother. Killed her first hatchling.

    Str8m8 if she does go broody, and you let her, watch her closely when the eggs are about to hatch.
     
  10. str8m8

    str8m8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeh i think il wait till an Australorp goes broody and put the leghorn eggs under her.
     

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